Are Bed Sheets Toxic

Polyester-cotton bed sheets and “no-iron” cotton bed sheets are treated with a formaldehyde-based permanent-press finish to keep them wrinkle free. However, the formaldehyde resin continues to release formaldehyde fumes for the life of the fabric, since it becomes a permanent and irremovable part of the fiber. Although washing and wearing can diminish formaldehyde levels, the